Bias is a term used to describe a
preference towards a particular
ideology or result, especially when the tendency
interferes with the ability to be
impartial, unprejudiced, or
The term biased is used to describe an action,
judgment, or other outcome influenced by a prejudged
perspective. It is also used to refer to a person or
body of people whose actions or judgments exhibit bias.
cognitive bias is bias based on
cognitive factors. One type of cognitive bias is
confirmation bias, the tendency to interpret new
information in such a way that confirms one's prior
beliefs, even to the extreme of
denial, ignoring information that conflicts with
one's prior beliefs. The
fundamental attribution error, also known as
"correspondence bias", is one example of such bias, in
which people tend to explain others' behavior in terms
of personality, whereas they tend to explain their own
behavior in terms of the situation.
Religious: bias for or against religion, faith
Sensationalist: favoring the exceptional over
the ordinary. This includes emphasizing, distorting,
or fabricating exceptional news to boost commercial
scientific skepticism): favoring (or
disfavoring) a scientist, inventor, or theory for
non-scientific reasons. This can also include
excessive favoring (or disfavoring) prevalent
scientific opinion, if in doing so, other viewpoints
are no longer being treated neutrally.
tendentia, from Latin
tendent-, tendens, present
participle of tendere
direction or approach toward a
place, object, effect, or limitb:
a proneness to a particular kind of
thought or action2
the purposeful trend of something
written or said :
deliberate but indirect advocacy
current mean movement in a
tendency implies an inclination
sometimes amounting to an impelling
force <a general
tendency toward inflation>.
trend applies to the general
direction maintained by a winding or
<the long-term trend of the
stock market is upward>.
drift may apply to a tendency
determined by external forces
of the population away from large
cities> or it may apply to an
underlying or obscure trend of
meaning or discourse
<got the drift
of her argument>.
tenor stresses a clearly
perceptible direction and a
continuous, undeviating course
of the times>.
current implies a clearly
defined but not necessarily
<an encounter that changed the
current of my life>.
AIMS is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping teachers give students
a solid conceptual understanding of math and
Who We Are
AIMS began in 1981 as a National Science
Foundation project at Fresno Pacific
University, where 80 classroom teachers
explored the effectiveness of integrating
mathematics and science in grades 5-9. The
initial materials, based on the AIMS Model
of Learning (see below), produced such
positive results that the project was
expanded to embrace grades K-9.
In 1986, the project was incorporated as
the AIMS Education Foundation, an
independent non-profit organization. The
Foundation is still located on the campus of
Fresno Pacific University, and we
continue to base our activities on the AIMS
Model of Learning, as well as on research in
best practices and brain-based learning.
Nearly all our writers and trainers are
teachers. We’ve been there, and we believe
that hands-on learning is essential for
kids. We never tire of helping students
experience the joy of learning math and
Our Promises to You
We’ll make learning
We’ll make our activities affordable, and
the required materials will be readily
We’ll make our activities easy to use,
without compromising their conceptual
development or effectiveness.
I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
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through traditional bachelor's degree, adult degree
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